Fatale *½ Early on in Fatale, just for a brief moment, the movie showed a flash of promise, potential greatness.
Well, maybe not greatness, but enough to sit up in your seat and say, hey now, that was something. Hillary Swank is a great actress and so there is always hope.
But it was not to be. The plot unraveled and began an extended free fall that didn’t end until the credits rolled.
I am guessing that the things I was intrigued by were probably revealed in the trailers, so if I had seen the trailers, this one would have been even worse. On the other hand, if I had seen the trailers, maybe I would have stayed out in the lobby and watched basketball instead.
Perhaps L will give us an essay on the trailer menace one of these days. Until then, avoid this one. And avoid it after, as well.